Director, International Student Services
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
phone: (727) 864-7678
Health and Wellness
Medical Insurance is required for all international students at Eckerd College.
All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the Eckerd College United Health Care insurance for international students. The cost for this coverage is $575.00 for the academic year. Your student account is billed unless you provide Eckerd College with proof of an equivalent insurance. After a few weeks, you will receive an Insurance Card in your Eckerd mailbox. Note that you can download a temporary insurance card at any time from the Bollinger Website.
To decline the school coverage (this is only possible if you have an equivalent insurance plan) a signed Waiver Form must be submitted to the Bursar's office by the beginning of the school year. The Waiver Form is available for download and should be completed and returned to the Bursar's office.
We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the details of the insurance plan by accessing directly the insurance's website link : Health Insurance Plan Details.
In Case of Sickness
In case you are sick or had an accident, you should do go to the Health Center located behind the bookstore on campus (phone: 727-864-8326). They see students on a Walk-In basis.
The Health center hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9.00am till 3.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 11.00am till 3pm
Make sure to carry your school insurance card (or personal insurance) and Social Security card (if you have one).
If you cannot make it to the on-campus health center visit the Skyway Family Practice (1100 62nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, 33705). It is available for off hours/after hours care. Call (727) 866-3166.
Skyway Family Practice Hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Friday: 8am to 4.30pm
Don't have a car to get to Skyway Family Practice? No Worries! Taxi transportation to Skyway Family Practice is available through Bat's Taxi. Taxi vouchers are available in Counseling & Health Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Campus Safety, which allow students to charge transportation costs to their student account.
Students in need of assistance when the Health Services is closed should contact their Resident Advisors. In an extreme emergency, call 911 to activate Emergency Medical Services and contact Campus Safety at ext. 8260.